- Crime at Forest Creek
This article appeared in the Argus on 28 January 1853. A group of ‘fossickers’ were caught after absconding with three pounds of gold from another man’s claim.
- 24 January 1853
- Published Source
- Australian National Dictionary Centre, The Gold Rushes and Australian English: a resource for researchers, teachers and students, Australian National University, 2005, http://www.anu.edu.au/andc/res/aus_words/gold/index.php. Details
Forest Creek, 24th January, 1853.
As Mr. Thomas went to his claim early this morning he discovered that the night fossickers had been playing their usual pranks by taking away a quantity of stuff. After taking the stuff, the rascals "made tracks" as the Yankees have it. Fortunately for Thomas they also left tracks, which being followed, by the assistance of the police, led to their apprehension. They had taken three pounds-weight of gold, which was returned to the owner, Thomas.
Argus, 28 January 1853
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